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Mitochondria and the meaning of life.

Author: Nick Lane
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mitochondria are tiny structures within all our cells, believed to have once evolved from bacteria living independent lives. Drawing on research, this book explores the fundamental role they play in some of the biggest themes in biology: evolution, the origin of the sexes, in growth, ageing, disease, and in death. Originally published: 2005.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Lane
ISBN: 0199205647 9780199205646
OCLC Number: 851821984
Awards: Short-listed for Aventis General Prize for Science Books 2006
Description: 368 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: MITOCHONDRIA: CLANDESTINE RULERS OF THE WORLD; HOPEFUL MONSTER: THE ORIGIN OF THE EUKARYOTIC CELL; THE VITAL FORCE: PROTON POWER AND THE ORIGIN OF LIFE; INSIDER DEAL: THE FOUNDATIONS OF COMPLEXITY; POWER LAWS: SIZE AND THE RAMP OF ASCENDING COMPLEXITY; MURDER OR SUICIDE: THE TROUBLED BIRTH OF THE INDIVIDUAL; BATTLE OF THE SEXES: HUMAN PRE-HISTORY AND THE NATURE OF GENDER; CLOCK OF LIFE: WHY MITOCHONDRIA KILL US IN THE END; EPILOGUE; GLOSSARY; FURTHER READING

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